Pineapple have a vibrant tropical and amazing juicy flavor that balances the taste of tart and sweet. Pineapples are the second most favorite tropical fruit after banana. Though, there season only lasts from March to June, but canned pineapples are available in super-marts year-round.
165g of pineapple chunks contains 83 calories with following nutritional breakdown.
Vitamin C: 105%
Vitamin B6: 11%
Vitamin B: 111%
Pantothenic acid: 7%
Pineapples are gorgeous, delicious and have been celebrated for centuries for their great flavors, nutritional values and miraculous health benefits. Pineapple can be consumed raw as they are packed in can, they are used in cakes, puddings, rice and gravies and what not. Their medicinal and health benefits include improved digestion, strong bones, cough prevention, improves oral health, respiratory health, eye health, prevent cancer, boost heart health, reduces inflammation, and boosts the immune system and increase blood circulation etc.
12 Powerful Health Benefits of Pineapples
1. Cancer prevention:
Pineapples are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants that aids in strengthening the body and prevents cancer cells to develop. Antioxidants like bromelain, flavonoids and other health friendly antioxidants are essential components that prevent cancer but the excess of manganese in pineapple is great for cancer prevention.
Manganese help in producing superoxide dismutase, which is ideal to deal with free radicals present in the body that causes cancer. Free radicals are responsible for the development of number of cancers, when manganese in the pineapple enters in the body it creates more antioxidants that kills the free radicals and prevents cancer. Simply add pineapples in your salad or gravy to boost your immune system and reduce the risk of cancer.